welcomeIt is the Shambhala view that every human being has a fundamental nature of goodness, warmth and intelligence. This nature can be cultivated through meditation so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

Meditation is at the heart of all programs offered at the Shambhala Center. Slow down, take a breath, and develop more appreciation for yourself and the world.

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What to Expect at the Shambhala Center

The Shambhala Center welcomes you to a range of programs and events, including:


Outreach in the Arts

The Shambhala Center of Lexington is delighted to provide a home for the contemplative arts. These include visual art, music, flower arranging, poetry and movement. Many music performances are available for viewing on our YouTube channel.  Virtual tours of art exhibits are available on our Mill and Max Gallery site. For more information, see the Arts Outreach tab on our menu bar at the top of this page.

Andrew Wilder’s concert on YouTube


Ella Chang and Yoonie Choi-Reich concert on YouTube

Our Gallery venue

Article in the Chevy Chaser about our new beginnings, and one on Tips for Mindfulness

Featured Programs

Monthly Potluck - First Friday

January 6th—July 5th

Please bring a dish to share at our monthly potluck dinner. Vegetarian and GF options are welcome. Musical instruments are especially welcome! Continue »

Quarterly Nyinthun Practice Day

February 5th—August 4th

A nyinthün is a full-day or half-day retreat where we can take the time to be with ourselves and extend our meditation practice. Nyinthun offers time to more fully immerse ourselves in the practice of mindfulness and to do so in a shared atmosphere of sup Continue »

Monthly Ikebana Practice

February 14th—December 11th

Open to those with some ikebana experience, through previous classes and workshops with Brooke. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

September 7th—September 8th

Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that goodness—rather than confusion—is the unconditional ground of our existence. Continue »


Just starting to meditate?

A simple way to begin is to attend our Saturday morning sitting meditation sessions. which begins at 10 am with basic meditation instruction. More →

Looking for a retreat spot nearby? Please see this Ziji Tiny Retreats page for information on a tiny retreat cabin.

Recent News

  • Our YouTube channel

    We post recorded concerts here as well as other items- check it out! www.youtube.com/channel/UCyTgdwDo2zFoqhhXxSa7HnQ (See the YouTube linked image below as WordPress doesn’t seem to allow links in the blog)